• Brickie Makers & Innovators Showcase 2022

    Registration for the Brickie Makers & Innovators Showcase 2022 has now closed.

    Please reach out to Beth Black at bblack@hobart.k12.in.us or (219) 942-8885 with any questions.

    What is the Brickie Makers & Innovators Showcase?

    It allows our Brickies to showcase their imagination, creativity, skills, and much more through a maker movement. The maker movement began as a trend in which individuals created and marketed products that were recreated and assembled using virtually any materials or products from computer-related devices. Since 2014, it has expanded to a great number of DIY- (do-it-yourself) and DIWO- (do-it-with-others) based project types in many different areas, including technology, science and art. The Maker Movement is about creativity and collaboration, and about encouraging curiosity in learning.

    Makers at Hobart

    At Hobart, we encourage all students to be makers and innovators by exploring their creative minds and allowing them to work with their hands to create and develop their own ideas. We connect making and innovating to curriculum through STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Check out our STEAM channel at the top of our site. For more information on STEAM, check out our Focus on Education STEAM page here.

    Within the curriculum we have makers coding Lego Robotics with WeDo in grades 1 through 3, with EV3 robotics in grades 4 and 5, and with Mindstorms at the middle school. Middle school students also work with 3d printing in PLTW and scalable gaming and high school students design and create in PLTW and then print their creations with 3d printers.